A special piano performance, “For Love of Piano: Music For Piano Duet,” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Theatre.

Apr 24, 2019

Panhandle State Communications

“For Love of Piano: Music For Piano Duet” Set for May 8

Goodwell, Okla. — A special piano performance, “For Love of Piano: Music For Piano Duet,” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Theatre on the Oklahoma Panhandle State University campus. Panhandle State’s Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Lucy Tan, will be joined by guest artist, Dr. Diego Caetano of Amarillo College in a concert of exciting piano duets.

The program will feature a variety of works composed by Mozart, Schubert, Bernstein, and contemporary Brazilian-born composer, Ronaldo Miranda. The concert is free and open to the public.

Lucy Tan, pianist, has performed at notable venues including Jordan Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Her young performing career began with her live radio debut at age eleven on “Morning Pro Musica,” followed by her concerto debut at age twelve with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Tan’s numerous media appearances include performances on NPR and on the recording, KuÅŸ Dili: The Language of Birds. Music festival engagements include performances at Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. She also won prizes at the XXVIII Incontro Internatiozionale Giovani Pianisti, the Chiang Wen Yeh International Piano Competition, the Harvard Musical Association Award, the NEC Piano Concerto Competition, and more. Dr. Tan’s former teachers include David Korevaar, Bruce Brubaker, Veronica Jochum, Bob Spillman, Tatyana Dudochkin, and Hui-Yen Chang. Dr. Tan received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory, and was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Tan is the Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma Panhandle State University where she teaches courses in piano and music theory, and also serves as a collaborative pianist.

Brazil-born Diego Caetano graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master of Music degree from the University of Wyoming, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil). Dr. Caetano has studied under the guidance of Dr. David Korevaar, Bob Spillman, Dr. Theresa Bogard, Dr. Maria Helena Jayme, and Lílian Carneiro de Mendonça. He was also able to study with Dr. Nadezhda Eysmont at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in Russia. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared throughout the USA and internationally, including performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lisbon’s Palacio da Foz, Yokohama’s Philia Hall, and London’s Royal Albert Hall. He has also concertized with orchestras such as the Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás, New York Concert Sinfonietta, Boulder Philharmonic, and many more. Feature performances in festivals include the Grand Teton Music Festival, Belo Horizonte’s PianoFest, Durango’s Conservatory Music of the Mountains, Bangkok’s Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, and Brasília’s International Music Festival. Dr. Caetano received the top prizes in more than forty national and international piano competitions. He is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Amarillo College and a Shigeru Kawai Artist.

Together, the two pianists are happy to bring the joy, fun, and love of piano duet culture to the Panhandle!

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